There is something euphoric in sadness. It sounds bizarre, but why else do we get a kick out of crying over a sad film, listening to a heart-breaking story or watching Keeping up with the Kardashians?
It might have something to do with the fact that we feel better about our own miserable lives when we hear about the miserable lives of others. It might have something to do with the fact that crying releases some feel-good hormones. So, maybe we’re all selfish bastards, or maybe we’re just getting high off our own hormones, but whatever the reason, sadness feels good.
Because of that, this might be the best thing that you have seen all day. And when you’re crying into your lap, hating yourself, your life and the world in general, then you can thank us.
The sadness here is of the animal kind, also known as the most concentrated sadness known to man. Animals do things to our brains that nothing else does and they are up there with babies on the sadness scale. In fact, there are many who have more of a bond with animals than they do with humans and babies, and we can totally understand that. Puppies and kittens are cute, innocent, cuddly and lovable. Babies have all that skin, mucous and green poo, a combination that is as far removed from “cute” as it is possible to be.
Contribution by the FWU Freelancing Site